Sleeker with higher MPG The new Accord debuts into a mid size sedan class that is more competitive than ever.
And Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata are all selling well. As usual with Honda, the new Accord will have a wide variety of versions and option price levels. The Accord continues a coupe version, even as some competitors have discontinued pandora charms stockists their coupes. And the 2013 Accord adds a plug in hybrid version. The Accord sedan will go on sale later this month, the coupe in October and the plug in hybrid next year. Honda boosts mileage by adding direct injection technology to its pandora rings new engines. The 2.4 liter, 185 horsepower four cylinder engine is rated at 27 MPG in city driving and 36 on the highway and 30 in combined driving. Although an 11 percent improvement, that is still second to the new Nissan Altima in this class. The four cylinder engine comes with either a six speed manual transmission or a mileage boosting continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The other engine choice is a 3.5 liter, 278 horsepower V 6. gordon's jewelers Honda is sticking with the V 6 even as some competitors have switched to all four cylinder power plants for their mid size sedans. The new Accord V 6 is able to boost gas mileage by shutting down three of its cylinders when not needed, as at highway cruising speed. As a result, the highway MPG rating of 34 MPG is not far behind the 36 MPG pandora silver and gold bracelet of the four cylinder. (The V 6 city rating is 21 vs. 27 for the four cylinder). The V 6 comes with either a manual transmission or a traditional six speed automatic. Most stolen cars: Is yours on the list? Consumer Reports: 5 new cars to avoid Made in USA: 5 of the best cars built here The redesigned interior has a more refined look, upgrading the previous cheap looking plastics. The Accord adds an eight inch display screen, the largest in this class. The screen gives access to Pandora radio and other smart phone apps in addition to displaying maps in cars equipped with navigation. The seats have been redesigned for better comfort. And a one piece instrument panel helps reduce squeaks and rattles one of several steps that Honda executives say reduce the interior noise level. Beefed up body structure should improve passenger protection in a crash, Honda executives say. They expect top crash test ratings for the Accord from the federal government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In addition, the new Accord offers features aimed at avoiding accidents. All models come with a rear view backup camera.
The second level EX version and higher add a blind spot protection feature called "Lane Watch." A camera mounted into the right exterior mirror shows a wide view of adjacent lanes that comes on the display screen when the turn signal is activated. The higher priced EX L and Touring versions also include forward collision warning, which alerts the driver when the car is closing so fast on the car ahead that a crash seems likely.
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